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The Kettering Incident set for July 4 world premiere

2 May 2016 11:02 PM, PDT | | See recent news »


The Kettering Incident on location. -. Sleeping Beauty, Huon Valley, Tasmania. Photo: Ben King.


The Kettering Incident, a gripping mystery with otherworldly overtones, will make its world premiere on July 4..

Australian and international expectations for the series continue to build after the show won the Special Jury Prize at the Series Mania Festival in Paris last week..

The eight episode series stars The Night Manager.s Elizabeth Debicki with Matthew Le Nevez.

The series boasts an impressive cast including Henry Nixon, Anthony Phelan, Damon Gameau, Damien Garvey, Sacha Horler, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Ben Oxenbould, Suzi Dougherty, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Dylan Young and Neil Pigot. .Many Tasmanian actors feature in the series including Alison Whyte, Kris McQuade, Brad Kannegiesser, Katie Robertson, Marcus Hensley, Nathan Spencer and Matt Burton.

Tasmanian writer Victoria Madden (Lynda La Plante.s Trial and Retribution, The Bill, Halifax Fp) is co-creator of The Kettering Incident with Vincent Sheehan (Animal Kingdom, »

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The Duel Trailer Reunites Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson

27 April 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After starring in all four Hunger Games movies together, as Gale and Haymitch, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson are reuniting for a much different movie entitled The Duel. In the beloved Hunger Games franchise, both Gale and Haymitch were on the same side, as they fought to take down an evil tyrant, but The Duel pits these actors against each other, as you can see in the first trailer. Lionsgate Premiere has set a June 24 release date for The Duel, which puts it up against 20th Century Fox's Independence Day: Resurgence, Stx's Free State of Jones and Sony's The Shallows.

The Duel stars Liam Hemsworth as David Kingston, a Texas Ranger who investigates a series of murders in a small town led by a charismatic preacher named Abraham Brant, played by Woody Harrelson. However, the routine undercover investigation soon turns personal for the ranger who must solve the case before »

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Tribeca Review: TNT's 'Animal Kingdom' Starring Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman And Shawn Hatosy

20 April 2016 7:14 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

In the recent world of TV reboots, revamps and remakes, an Australian crime drama that made $1 million at the U.S. box office seems like an unlikely venture to join more established household names cluttering DVRs and streaming services. David Michôd’s lauded film “Animal Kingdom” doesn’t have quite the recognition of “Rush Hour,” “Fuller House,” “Limitless” and “The X-Files,” but that may work in TNT’s favor as they transport the drama from Melbourne to California. While the Michôd movie balanced brains and brawn, the TNT series favors the latter in its first episode, which was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival. It’s not a dumb show, per se, but it’s one that’s more focused on movement and physical presence than on dialogue in establishing its characters. In the Cody family, there’s plenty of posturing from the men and preening from the matriarch, and like the actual animal kingdom, »

- Kimber Myers

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Animal Kingdom — TNT releases new trailer for its summer sizzler (Video)

18 April 2016 11:34 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Summer just got a whole lot hotter! Today, TNT released a new trailer for its smoldering, action-packed summer series Animal Kingdom. The ten-episode drama, based on the critically acclaimed 2010 Australian film starring Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver and Blindspot’s Sullivan Stapleton, will air Tuesdays at 9/8Ct, beginning June 7. The two-minute montage offers viewers a tantalizing look at the family-centric crime story, which moves the tale from Melbourne to Oceanside and stars a sexed up Ellen Barkin as Janine “Smurf” Cody,” matriarch of a (literal) crime family made up of her sons — scruffy, smart-mouthed testosterone cases Craig and Deran (VikingsBen Robson, Pretty … Continue reading →

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- Lori Acken

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‘Animal Kingdom’: 6 Things We Learned About TNT’s Drama Series at Tribeca Premiere

17 April 2016 4:33 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The cast and producers of TNT’s “Animal Kingdom” are hoping to pick up where the 2010 David Michod film left off with their adaptation of the acclaimed Australian movie about a family wrapped up in a crime syndicate.

The series rendition of “Animal Kingdom” bowed at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, followed by a Q&A with some of the show’s key players.

Stars Ellen Barkin, Scott Speedman and Shawn Hatosy, as well as exec producers Jonathan Lisco and John Wells, who also directed the pilot, talked about the process of adapting the movie.

Barkin plays fierce matriarch Janine “Smurf” Cody, who shares hyper sexual tension with her four grown sons. The role earned a supporting actress Oscar nomination for the film’s co-star Jacki Weaver. When Smurf’s grandson (played by Finn Cole) loses his mother to heroin overdose, he’s introduced to his family’s criminal activities and testosterone-fueled lifestyle. »

- Seth Kelley

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‘Animal Kingdom’ TV Series Trailer: Cupcakes and Lives Are Going to Get Ruined

24 March 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Animal Kingdom was one of the breakout debut films of 2010. Director David Michôd‘s intimate crime thriller not only created future opportunities for himself, but also his cast, which included Joel Edgerton, Jacki WeaverBen Mendelsohn, and more. It’s an excellent drama, one that’s now being adapted for television. Below, watch the Animal Kingdom TV series trailer. Back in 2011, Showtime […]

The post ‘Animal Kingdom’ TV Series Trailer: Cupcakes and Lives Are Going to Get Ruined appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Watch: First Trailer For 'Animal Kingdom' TV Series, Based On David Michod's Breakout Crime Film

24 March 2016 10:38 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Given how many movie franchises are transitioning into TV shows these days, it can be hard to keep track of the development process. So the fact that David Michod's breakout crime saga "Animal Kingdom" is to receive the TV treatment escaped my attention. But it's gearing up to hit small screens this summer, and I have to admit, it looks like some sleazy fun. Read More: Review: David Michod's 'The Rover' Starring Robert Pattinson & Guy Pearce Is A Bleak & Compelling Tale Ellen Barkin leads the show as the head of a SoCal family of dirtbag crooks, with Scott Speedman, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Daniella Alonso and Molly Gordon rounding out the ensemble. Here's the synopsis: Animal Kingdom centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Cole), who moves in with his freewheeling relatives in their Southern California beach town after his mother dies of a heroin overdose. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tues Top Ten: Best Performance of the Decade (Thus Far)?

22 March 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Today's top ten was inspired by Robert MacFarlane who asked what the greatest performance of the decade was on twitter to a quick flurry of responses involving some usual suspects: Phoenix, Hoffman, Cotillard, Blanchett and some unusual suspects: O'Connell, Culkin, Pitt. But the question naturally lingered because who doesn't love ranking such unrankables?

Let's do this!

Best Performances Of The Decade (Thus Far)

Ranking likely to change tomorrow. Oscar nominated roles marked with asterisk. Oscar winning roles with double asterisk 

Honorable Mentions (No Particular Order): Binoche in Certified Copy, * Keaton & Norton in Birdman, * Riva in Amour, ** Day-Lewis in Lincoln, ** Bale in The Fighter, * Rampling in 45 Years, and many others...

10 James Franco, Spring Breakers (2013) --look at his shittttttttt

09 * Marion Cotillard, Two Days One Night (2014) --transcendent

08 * Cate Blanchett, Carol (2015) --daringly stylized, mesmerizing

07 * Jacki Weaver, Animal Kingdom (2010) --she did a great thing, sweetie

06 Charlize Theron, Young Adult (2011) --the layers. the layers

05 * Viola Davis, »


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Jeff Nichols on the making of 'Midnight Special'

16 March 2016 7:57 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

On the back of buzzy premieres in Berlinale and most recently SXSW, Jeff Nichols has earned acclaim for his fourth film, which marks his first collaboration with a major studio and makes its way into Us cinemas on Friday through Warner Bros.

Nichols regular Michael Shannon stars alongside Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard and newcomer Jaeden Lieberher in Midnight Special, which retains the film-maker’s signature ‘slow-burn tension build’ and ups the ante. His latest film is a sci-fi thriller with car chases, special effects, low-lit cinematography, and a powerful story of a father’s love for his son.

Back in his hometown of Austin, Texas, for SXSW, Nichols spoke to Tiffany Pritchard about the transition from indie to mainstream, and why that matters not when it comes to telling stories and touching the hearts of audiences.

Many are likening Midnight Special to Take Shelter, both in its underlying supernatural elements and its focus »

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Chris Pahlow's Melbourne music scene feature Play It Safe bows on VOD

16 March 2016 5:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Debuting today (March 17) on Vimeo on Demand, Play It Safe is the the debut feature from Melbourne filmmaker Chris Pahlow..

The indie features Nicholas Kato (Gallipoli, The Fear), Clayton Jacobson (Kenny, Animal Kingdom), Maya Aleksandra (Neighbours, Winners and Losers, Wilfred), and is the story of Jamie (Kato), a 26-year-old musician who is out of work and down on his luck..

According to the logline: "After his band breaks up, Jamie.s left with no music, no career and no girlfriend. Stuck teaching piano at a soul-destroying music school, Jamie must decide whether to take a risk and follow his dreams, or surrender to his unhappiness and play it safe"..

Pahlow cites Andrew Bujalski.s pioneering mumblecore feature, 2005's Mutual Appreciation, as a watershed moment.

.I left the screening irrevocably changed. I got outside and asked my friend why nobody had made a film like it in Melbourne, where characters just »

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Animal Kingdom series to premiere in Tribeca's new TV sidebar

14 March 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

TNT's Animal Kingdom.

This year's Tribeca Film Festival features a new TV strand, Tribeca Tune In, which will feature six season premieres, three sneak peeks and season finales.

One of the big premieres, at least for Australians, will be TNT's Animal Kingdom, executive produced by Liz Watts and David Michôd and directed by John Wells.

After the screening there will be a conversation with the stars, including Ellen Barkin (in the Smurf role made famous by Jacki Weaver) and Scott Speedman.

Other series premiering include HBO.s limited drama series about the criminal justice system The Night Of, starring John Turturro; Own.s new original drama series Greenleaf, which marks Oprah Winfrey's return to acting in a recurring role; the History series Roots starring Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin and Laurence Fishburne; and AMC.s espionage drama The Night Manager directed by Susanne Bier and starring Tom Hiddleston, which premiered »

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Sundance Film Review: ‘The Land’

1 February 2016 4:49 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A young man trying to do the right thing keeps getting pulled in all the wrong directions in “The Land,” a dispatch from Cleveland youth culture that marks a promising if uneven debut for writer-director Steven Caple Jr. Falling into the common first-feature trap of trying to do too much at once, Caple’s film follows a group of friends, select members of their families and a drug queenpin, but only newcomer Jorge Lendeborg Jr. truly captivates as the de facto lead. The involvement of hip-hop stars Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly) in a small role and Nas as exec producer of the film and soundtrack will be the main selling points for an otherwise modest picture.

Cisco (Lendeborg) feels as hopeless as many inner-city kids his age, desperate to find a way out of his dead-end home and school life. Together with friends Junior (Moises Arias), Patty Cake »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Screen Australia's Graeme Mason lauds Australian presence in Berlin

24 January 2016 9:01 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Harrison Feldman and Bethany Whitmore in Girl Asleep.

Four Australian works have been selected for the 2016 Berlinale..

Goalpost Pictures' six-part Cleverman, South Australian feature Girl Asleep, and two shorts - Alice Englert's The Boyfriend Game and Bryn Chainey's Kill Your Dinner.- will screen during the festival.

.We are so proud of the Cleverman team,. Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason said. .The inclusion in Berlinale is an incredible coup for the Australian television industry and a tremendous boost for Indigenous storytelling..

.The Berlinale Special Series is selected by Dieter Kosslick, the festival director", Cleverman producer Rosemary Blight said. "There are six series chosen from around the world and to be one of them is such an honour. It.s nerve-wracking and wonderful at the same time..

Cleverman is joined by theatre director Rosemary Myers. stylish feature debut Girl Asleep, which makes its international premiere as the opening night film in Generation 14plus. »

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'The Diary Of Anne Frank', Bahman Ghobadi title join Berlin strand

22 January 2016 5:03 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bahman Ghobadi’s Life On The Border, Hans Steinbichler’s The Diary Of Anne Frank join Generation special screenings.

Hans Steinbichler’s The Diary Of Anne Frank is among two special screenings added to the Berlin Film Festival’s (Feb 11-21) Generation strand, aimed at teenagers and children.

The film, which will be distributed by co-producers Universal Pictures International in Germany and gets its world premiere in the strand, stars Lea van Acken (Heil) as Anne Frank, alongside Martina Gedeck (The Lives Of Others) and Ulrich Noethen (Downfall).

The latest project from Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi (Turtles Can Fly) will have its European premiere in the strand.

The documentary, produced by Ghobadi, sees eight children from Syrian refugee camps handed cameras and given the encouragement to tell their personal stories.

The juries for the Generation programme’s two sections - Generation Kplus and Generation 14plus – have also been revealed.

The Generation 14plus International Jury - which presents »

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Abe Forsythe's Down Under locks in Australian theatrical release

14 January 2016 4:04 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Top: Fayssal Bazzi as D-mac, Rahel Romahn as Nick, Michael Denkha as Ibrahim and Lincoln Younes as Hassim

Bottom: Damon Herriman as Jason, Justin Rosniak as Ditch, Alexander England as Shit-stick and Chris Bunton as Evan

Photographer credit: David Dare Parker


Abe Forsythe's black comedy Down Under is set to hit Australian cinemas on August 4.

Distributed by StudioCanal, the film is a black comedy set during the aftermath of the Cronulla riots.

As Forsythe's second feature, it is the story of two carloads of hotheads from both sides of the fight destined to collide..

Sincere, though misguided, intent gives way to farcical ineptitude as this hilarious yet poignant story of ignorance, fear and kebab-cravings unfolds, and what was meant to be a retaliation mission turns into something neither side could have imagined.

During the shoot, Forsythe told If the narrative mined comedy through the heavy drama.

.The humour turns »

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Us TV Adaptation Of Animal Kingdom Is Set For Summer On TNT

8 January 2016 4:26 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There is, as they say, nothing new under the sun – only variations and modified re-hashings. In the case of TNT’s upcoming drama series, Animal Kingdom, however, showrunner Jonathan Lisco has used the occasion of a panel for the Television Critics Association to set his show apart from its source material – the award-winning Australian film of the same name.

Released in 2010, Animal Kingdom was a loose dramatisation of events in Melbourne that occurred during the 1980s – largely centred on the Pettingill crime family. It starred Jacki Weaver as the terrifying matriarch, Smurf Cody, along with Joel Edgerton, Ben Mendelsohn and Guy Pearce, among others. It was written and directed by David Michod (The Rover), and the filmmaker will also serve as executive producer on this television version – as Jonathan Liscoe explained.

“[Film writer/director] David Michod and [producer] Liz Watts are involved in this TV show. I think David would say the inspiration for »

- Sarah Myles

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First look: Animal Kingdom TV adaptation moves the Cody family to California

7 January 2016 10:18 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Based on David Michod’s iconic Australian thriller, the American series’ first trailer premiered today

The trailer for an upcoming TV adaptation of David Michod’s iconic 2010 family crime thriller, Animal Kingdom, has premiered at the 2016 slate launch of Us cable network TNT.

The series, which will air in America later this year, offers a fresh take on the critically acclaimed Australian film, relocating the Cody family from the ganglands of 1986 Melbourne to a surfing community in California.

Related: David Michôd on Animal Kingdom: I feared I was making a gigantic mess

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- Steph Harmon

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The Flynn brothers' Dick's Clinic hits the silver screen

7 January 2016 4:38 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Johnny and Patrick Flynn shott comedy feature Dick's Clinic.


Melbourne brothers Patrick and Johnny Flynn have used crowdfunding and crowdsourcing to successfully complete and screen their original Australian feature film Dick.s Clinic.

The comedy, starring Justin Rosniak (Animal Kingdom), Ben Geurens (Neighbours), Don Bridges (Romper Stomper) and Nicole Shostak (Exhale), follows the single and newly unemployed Richard .Dick. Warner.

After his psychologist has a mental breakdown, Dick feels cheated and decides if his shrink's crazy enough to land in the nut house, then he's sane enough to counsel other people..

So he opens his own therapy practice out of his garage.

The film screened at Dendy Opera Quays and Lido Cinemas Hawthorne Vic via FanForce in December to positive reviews.

Writer, Johnny Flynn, who came up with the idea for the film while studying at Rmit, told If the film had been a crowd pleaser so far..

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- Brian Karlovsky

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Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One May Have Its Villain

6 January 2016 4:54 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Those of you who watched Season 1 of Netflix.s dramatic thriller Bloodline know just how smooth and manipulative and creepy Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn can be. (And if you haven.t watched Bloodline, you should, it.s fantastic.) Among other roles he.s great in, that turn as Danny Rayburn helped raise his profile quite a bit recently, and it looks like he.s going to put his skills to good use as the villain in Steven Spielberg.s adaptation of Ready Player One. Though it is still looking for its male lead, sources close to The Hollywood Reporter say that Ben Mendelsohn is in early negotiations to take the role of the primary antagonist in Ready Player One. The 46-year-old Aussie is awesome in everything he does (I can.t recommend Animal Kingdom highly enough), and if a deal is struck, he will join a cast that already includes »

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The Most Anticipated TV Series of 2016

5 January 2016 7:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Just when you thought it was safe to disconnect your DVR, the scripted television landscape again becomes crowded with essential viewing material. With the Television Critics Assoc. winter press tour upon us and kicking off Tuesday from the Langham hotel in Pasadena, Calif., Variety’s TV staff chronicles the programs it’s most looking forward to in 2016.

American Crime” (ABC): Jan. 6

Coming off of a slew of Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for its freshman season, John Ridley’s dark ABC anthology is back with a new storyline and new characters set among a rattling high school male rape accusation. With strong, fresh cast members (“Falling Skies” alum Connor Jessup playing the victim) and the return of Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton and Regina King in all new roles, the critically acclaimed drama hopes to see bigger ratings than its first run, which garnered rave reviews across the board for »

- Variety Staff

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